Gurman: MacBook Air Not Expected to Come in a Range of iMac-Like Colors

The upcoming 2022 MacBook Air is not expected to come in a range of colors similar to the 24-inch iMac, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In a tweet, Gurman says that the ‌MacBook Air‌ is likely to come in the standard space gray, silver, and gold colors, similar to prior models.

macbook air rounded mock yellow
Reports of multiple color options are likely "exaggerated," according to Gurman, who says he is not expecting much more than the typical ‌MacBook Air‌ colors, but the gold color could be more of a champagne. He also says that it will be available in his "favorite ‌iMac‌ color," a shade of blue.


Rumors have indicated that the ‌MacBook Air‌ will feature off-white bezels and an off-white keyboard, drawing similarities to the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ and fueling expectations of a wider range of colors. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in March said the next ‌MacBook Air‌ would feature "more color options" but he did not provide specific details, and there have been no concrete rumors on color options.

The upcoming ‌MacBook Air‌ is expected to feature a redesigned chassis that's similar to the MacBook Pro, doing away with the tapered design. It is not yet clear if it will have a notch, but it seems to be a possibility.

Some rumors have suggested the ‌MacBook Air‌ will have a next-generation M2 chip, but Apple analyst ‌Ming-Chi Kuo‌ believes that it will continue to use an M1 chip, with Apple instead offering the new design as the main selling point.

The ‌MacBook Air‌ could be unveiled as soon as next Monday, as Gurman has said that Apple might introduce it at the Worldwide Developers Conference. For more on what to expect from the WWDC keynote, we have a dedicated guide that outlines all of the rumors we've heard so far.

Related Roundup: MacBook Air
Related Forum: MacBook Air

Top Rated Comments

exoticSpice Avatar
25 months ago

And put the TouchBar back on the MBA while you are at it!
It was never on the Air and hopefully never will be
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calstanford Avatar
25 months ago
This "Air" has the weirdest most lame of rumors. Macbook like chassis rather than the wedge Air. Drop of Air moniker. No new colors. No bigger screen. But white bezels and keyboard instead of black. An M2 that's not really an M2 but more a M1.01...

Erm.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
25 months ago
Still hope they release it in many colours it would be awesome!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tgwaste Avatar
25 months ago
Cause they wouldnt sell. White bezels = low sales. Mark my words.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Orange Bat Avatar
25 months ago
My wild, out-of-left-field speculation is that there’s a chance that this may not be a MacBook Air, but a new plain ol’ MacBook. It may be a replacement for the 13 inch Pro which, frankly, makes no sense any longer without at least an M1 Pro chip option. In fact, Apple could essentially eliminate the 13 inch Pro AND the Air with one brand new laptop. It simplifies the product line while still offering a lower end laptop.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
25 months ago
None of this is making me want to part with my M1 MBA, which is my favorite MacBook of all time. Sorry, 16" M1 Max, love you too.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Delta Feature

Delta Game Emulator Now Available From App Store on iPhone

Wednesday April 17, 2024 9:58 am PDT by
Game emulator apps have come and gone since Apple announced App Store support for them on April 5, but now popular game emulator Delta from developer Riley Testut is available for download. Testut is known as the developer behind GBA4iOS, an open-source emulator that was available for a brief time more than a decade ago. GBA4iOS led to Delta, an emulator that has been available outside of...
iPhone 15 Pro Action Button Translate

All iPhone 16 Models to Feature Action Button, But Usefulness Debated

Tuesday April 16, 2024 6:54 am PDT by
Last September, Apple's iPhone 15 Pro models debuted with a new customizable Action button, offering faster access to a handful of functions, as well as the ability to assign Shortcuts. Apple is poised to include the feature on all upcoming iPhone 16 models, so we asked iPhone 15 Pro users what their experience has been with the additional button so far. The Action button replaces the switch ...
Provenance Emulator

PlayStation, GameCube, Wii, and SEGA Emulator for iPhone and Apple TV Coming to App Store

Friday April 19, 2024 8:29 am PDT by
The lead developer of the multi-emulator app Provenance has told iMore that his team is working towards releasing the app on the App Store, but he did not provide a timeframe. Provenance is a frontend for many existing emulators, and it would allow iPhone and Apple TV users to emulate games released for a wide variety of classic game consoles, including the original PlayStation, GameCube, Wii,...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With the New App Store Delta Game Emulator

Wednesday April 17, 2024 12:19 pm PDT by
A decade ago, developer Riley Testut released the GBA4iOS emulator for iOS, and since it was against the rules at the time, Apple put a stop to downloads. Emulators have been a violation of the App Store rules for years, but that changed on April 5 when Apple suddenly reversed course and said that it was allowing retro game emulators on the App Store. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel ...
iOS NES Emulator Bimmy Feature

NES Emulator for iPhone and iPad Now Available on App Store [Removed]

Tuesday April 16, 2024 11:33 am PDT by
The first approved Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator for the iPhone and iPad was made available on the App Store today following Apple's rule change. The emulator is called Bimmy, and it was developed by Tom Salvo. On the App Store, Bimmy is described as a tool for testing and playing public domain/"homebrew" games created for the NES, but the app allows you to load ROMs for any...